King Charles go to to France postponed amid pension invoice protests Lalrp


LONDON — The French president’s workplace introduced Friday {that a} state go to by Britain’s King Charles III was postponed as protests in opposition to elevating the retirement age roil the nation.

Strikes in France introduced trains to a halt on Thursday as protesters flooded the streets, clashing with police in some cities, in a burst of defiance after the federal government pushed by way of laws to lift the retirement age by two years to 64.

As unions name for a brand new spherical of nationwide mobilization on Tuesday, the go to by Charles has been postponed, the French presidential workplace stated in an electronic mail, with out specifying a brand new date. The assertion stated the choice was made by the French and British governments after a telephone name between President Emmanuel Macron and the British monarch.

Macron had been getting ready to host Charles and Camilla, Queen Consort, subsequent week. The royal pair had been scheduled to be in France from Sunday to Wednesday, earlier than persevering with on to Germany — the primary state go to of his reign.